Visiting Frenchmen Street offers an authentic New Orleans experience without having to go to busy and crowded parts of the city like Bourbon Street or the French Quarter. Frenchmen Street is lively and filled with tons of locals who hang out in the bars, nightclubs, art galleries, and restaurants there. On Frenchmen Street, tourists find cheap eats, great music, charming stores with handmade items, and fun places to party through the night.
A Hipper Bourbon Street
Frenchmen Street can be considered a hipper version of Bourbon Street. The shops, pubs and cafes there are said to be what these types of venues used to be like on Bourbon Street, before commercialization set in and the street became a major tourist attraction. On Frenchmen Street, locals and travelers like hitting up jazz spots, such as Three Muses and The Spotted Cat. There’s a laid-back vibe down the four blocks or more that make up Frenchmen Street, but anyone looking specifically for tourist culture can hop in a cab to arrive at Bourbon Street or the French Quarter in minutes.